Salutes & Awards

May 31, 2013

THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK

Senior Airman Justin Irvin
56th Medical Support Squadron
Medical Logistics technician

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Hometown: McDonough, Ga.

Years in service: Two

Family: Father, Jon; mother, Carrie; and sisters, Katie and Hannah

Education: Rio Salado Community College

Inspirations: Family, first and foremost

Goals: Obtain a degree in engineering and have an Air Force career

Greatest feat: Skydiving out of a beat-up airplane

Famous last words: “I’ve lived an exciting life; let’s see where it takes me next.”

Off-duty interests: Off-roading, shooting, hunting, fishing, paintballing and running

Commander’s comments: “Airman Irvin has served as the Medical Logistics warehouse interim leader/supervisor as an airman first class,” said Lt. Col. Gregory Coleman, 56th MDSS commander. “He is being trained to perform functions of much greater responsibility. He is an Air Force leader at a young age and rank and has performed his duties immaculately. I see him as the future of the Air Force and he has proven that in multiple ways. His attention to detail and astounding work ethic and pride directly contributed to the flight winning the AETC Small Logistics Account of the Year and the MDG continuing to be named Air Education and Training Command’s Best Clinic of the Year.”




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